Popular Filipino Dishes

To help familiarize our website’s visitors with Filipino food in an easy way, we’ve drawn up a simple list of a few Philippine dishes and foodstuff commonly eaten in the Philippines. We’re still working on adding more pronunciation audio and photos. Remember to check back soon! 🙂

Chicken Adobo - Filipino Food

Adobo: pork or chicken marinated in soy sauce and vinegar

 
BALUT: Filipino duck egg

Balut: duck egg with a developed embryo

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Fruits in Tagalog

Prepare 12 different kinds of fruits for New Year’s Eve to usher in a prosperous 2017. The rounder the fruits, the better! Top pick: ubas (grapes)

The Tagalog word for ‘fruit’ is prutas, from the Spanish plural frutas.

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Filipino Condiments

Fishball sauce for the fishballs. Lechon kawali needs that Mang Tomas sauce. Slather fried chicken with banana ketchup.

And of course bagoong with green mangoes, the oxtail peanut stew kare-kare, or pinakbet. We even recommend you eat jicama with bagoong instead of plain rock salt.

Learn how to say in Tagalog the different condiments used in Philippine cuisine.

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INUMIN: Drinks in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘to drink’ is inom.

tubig
water

kape
coffee

tsa
tea

tsokolate
chocolate

salabat
ginger tea

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“Meat” in Tagalog is “Karne” – Listen!

The Tagalog word for ‘meat’ is karne from the Spanish carne.
 

karne
chicken

 

manok
chicken

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Seafood in Tagalog

Ginataang Alimasag

alimasag
saltwater crab

Alimango

alimango
freshwater crab


tahong

mussel

halaan
clam

talaba
oyster

sugpo
prawn

hipon
shrimp

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ISDA is Fish in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘fish’ is isda.
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Basic Food Terms in Tagalog

LISTEN TO FOOD TERMS
 

pagkain
food

tubig
water

gulay
vegetables

prutas
fruit

kanin
cooked rice

ulam
a dish to go with rice

itlog
egg

keso
cheese

tinapay
bread

sorbetes
ice cream

karne
meat

isda
fish

mantikilya
butter

lasa
the taste of food

tikim
to taste

The slang word for ‘food’ is tsibog.